Author archive for Sarah M Byrne

Check Before Buying Travel Insurance for a Strike, Coverage Might Not Be Available, Warns Squaremouth

Published by February 16, 2012

St. Petersburg, FL February 16, 2012 – The European travel strike in Belgium and France has travelers questioning whether travel insurance will protect them if their trip is affected by the strike. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, travelers should not buy a travel insurance policy to protect them in the event their […]

FOX Business, February 7th 2012 – What to do When Your Airline Folds

Published by February 15, 2012

…Although travel insurance is useful in many cases, you might be surprised to find airline shutdown isn’t covered. A scan of various plan levels on travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth revealed that only 41 out of 106 offered “financial default” coverage, and those were the most expensive options. See the full article from FOX Business […]

Be Careful, Your Travel Insurance Policy Might Not Cover Cancellations Due to Egypt’s Civil Unrest, Warns Squaremouth

Published by February 8, 2012

St. Petersburg, FL February 8, 2012 – The recent civil unrest in Egypt and Syria has travelers concerned whether travel insurance will allow them to cancel their upcoming trip. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, most policies will not offer cancellation coverage for a riot or civil unrest. “In this […]

Top Five Myths for Travel Insurance During Cruise Season, Warns Squaremouth

Published by January 24, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 24, 2012 – Having the right travel insurance to protect a cruise can mean the difference between a great trip and a financial crisis, warns Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. “Many travelers fall into the trap of assuming they understand their policy’s coverage before thoroughly reading the certificate,” […]

Travelers May Not Be Able To Cancel Their Upcoming Cruise Without Cancel For Any Reason Coverage, Advises Squaremouth

Published by January 18, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 18, 2012 – The recent cruise ship tragedy has travelers questioning whether travel insurance will provide reimbursement if they decide to cancel an upcoming cruise. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, it’s important for travelers to understand whether their travel insurance adequately protects them in the event […]

Squaremouth Provides Travel Insurance Tips for This Year’s Cruise Wave Season

Published by January 10, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, FL January 10, 2012 – As the most popular time of year for booking a cruise vacation has begun, travelers should take note of these important tips when buying a travel insurance policy. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, understanding the basics of travel insurance will help travelers […]

Top Three Tips to Avoid Buying Too Much Travel Insurance Coverage, Warns Squaremouth

Published by December 22, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, FL December 22, 2011 – As holiday travel begins, many travelers are looking into purchasing travel insurance to protect their expenses. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, many travelers are spending more money on travel insurance policies to cover pre-existing medical conditions simply because they assume they need […]

It’s Too Late to Buy Travel Insurance to Protect Your American Airlines Ticket, Warns Squaremouth

Published by November 30, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL November 30, 2011 – The recent bankruptcy announcement of American Airlines has many travelers looking into travel insurance to protect their expenses. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, travelers should not buy a travel insurance policy to cover their American Airlines ticket. “Although many travel insurance policies […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Travel Insurance to Cover Your Camera, Advises Squaremouth

Published by November 21, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL November 21, 2011 – Traveling with an expensive camera or computer? According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, travelers should check their travel insurance policy to see how much protection they have for these items. “Most travel insurance policies limit the amount that will be reimbursed for items […]

Check Your Health Insurance – You Might Not Be Covered Overseas, Advises Squaremouth

Published by November 14, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL November 14, 2011 – As the holidays approach, many travelers are considering travel insurance to cover medical expenses while overseas. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, it’s important for travelers to understand how much coverage their health insurance provides before traveling. “Many travelers are unaware their […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Travel Insurance Purchase, Advises Squaremouth

Published by November 7, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL November 7, 2011 – Buying travel insurance may seem like a hassle, but with the help of Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, travelers will feel confident knowing they have made the right travel insurance decision. “Many travelers fall into the trap of buying an expensive travel insurance policy, […]

Three Ways to Avoid Buying The Wrong Travel Insurance, Advises Squaremouth

Published by October 28, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL October 28, 2011 – Having the right travel insurance policy could prevent an emergency from turning into a major disaster. “Understanding the basics of buying travel insurance is the best way to find a travel insurance policy,” says Sarah Byrne, Marketing Manager at Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. […]

When You Shouldn’t Buy Cancel For Any Reason, Explains Squaremouth

Published by October 20, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL October 20, 2011 – As Cancel for Any Reason continues to grow in popularity, more travelers are including the benefit in their travel insurance policy. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, Cancel for Any Reason can be a great benefit, but most travelers don’t need it.  “If […]

Why Travel Insurance and Drinking Don’t Mix, Explains Squaremouth

Published by October 9, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL October 9, 2011 – As Oktoberfest takes place around the world, many travelers are faced with temptations that could end up costing them thousands of dollars. “If excessive drinking leads to an accident, illness or injury, most travelers will not be able to make a claim under their travel insurance, as […]

Money Saving Tips When Buying Travel Insurance, Advises Squaremouth

Published by September 29, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL September 29, 2011 – With the upcoming holidays, many travelers are looking for ways to cut back and save. For some, travel insurance will be the first expense to go. According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, trimming a vacation budget by skipping the travel insurance could turn […]

Hazardous Sports and Travel Insurance – What You Need To Know, Advises Squaremouth

Published by September 21, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL September 21, 2011 – Now that the cooler weather has arrived, many travelers are adding outdoor activities back into their vacations. “If you are planning a trip involving extreme sports, make sure your travel insurance policy covers those activities,” says Sarah Byrne, Marketing Manager at Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and […]

Forbes, September 13th 2011 – Is Travel Insurance Worth The Price?

Published by September 14, 2011

…If you’d rather buy your own policy, several websites make it easy to comparison shop: Squaremouth, InsureMyTrip and QuoteWright. Squaremouth even excerpts relevant policy provisions. These sites, as well as those hosted by the insurance companies, are designed so you can buy online. See the full article from Forbes at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/deborahljacobs/2011/09/13/is-travel-insurance-worth-the-price/3/

Why a $200 Travel Insurance Policy Is Better Than a $500 Policy, Advises Squaremouth

Published by September 10, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL September 10, 2011 – The recent increase of hurricane activity has many travelers inquiring about travel insurance. The most common question is why some travel insurance plans are less expensive but offer more benefits. The answer is simple, they hit the “sweet spot.” Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel […]

Top Three Misconceptions Travelers Have When Buying Travel Insurance, Advises Squaremouth

Published by August 31, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL August 31, 2011 – Torn between buying a primary or secondary medical travel insurance plan? According to Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, many travelers are faced with the same issue. “Primary and secondary medical coverage causes much confusion among travelers purchasing travel insurance,” explains Sarah Byrne, Marketing […]

USA Today, August 26th 2011 – Strategies for storm-tossed travelers

Published by August 26, 2011

As Hurricane Irene continues to churn northward toward an expected Saturday landfall along the North Carolina coast, the massive storm is scrapping weekend beach plans and impacting travelers thousands of miles away. …Check your insurance policy. According to Chris Harvey of the travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, “if a traveler’s home is rendered uninhabitable by […]

New York Times, August 25th 2011 – Traveler Insurance and the Hurricane

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…“If a traveler’s home is rendered uninhabitable by a hurricane, their travel insurance policy may cover them to cancel their trip or come home early and receive reimbursement,” Chris Harvey, the chief executive of Squaremouth, a Web site that allows vacationers to comparison shop for travel insurance, said in a statement. Some policies also include […]

Five Errors You’re Probably Making When Buying Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by August 22, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL August 22, 2011 – Understanding the critical mistakes many travelers make while purchasing travel insurance can prevent over spending and over insuring. “Many people over insure without even knowing,” says Sarah Byrne, Marketing Manager at Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. “To avoid it, travelers should make themselves […]

Squaremouth Travel Insurance Is Tampa Bay’s 9th Fastest-Growing Company

Published by August 2, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL August 2, 2011 – Squaremouth Inc., a leading comparison website for travel insurance, has been recognized with the Fast 50 Award as Tampa Bay’s 9th fastest-growing company. Each year, the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 Awards recognizes the 50 fastest-growing, privately held companies across all industries including real estate, technology, […]

How Travel Insurance Covers Terrorism, Advises Squaremouth

Published by July 27, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL July 27, 2011 – Given the recent terror alert, Americans traveling overseas should take the time to understand how travel insurance can protect them against terrorism, advises Squaremouth.com, a comparison site for travel insurance. “Although most travel insurance plans offer some form of terrorism related coverage, the degree of protection varies […]

How Much Medical Evacuation Is Enough, Asks Squaremouth

Published by July 17, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL July 17, 2011 – Having too little medical evacuation coverage during a trip can turn a medical emergency into a significant financial loss. Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, recommends choosing the amount of medical evacuation insurance based on the traveler’s destination. “Since the costs to medically transport […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal, March 18th 2011 – Travel insurance field open for Squaremouth

Published by July 1, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH — News of earthquakes and tsunamis, political uprisings and volcanoes spewing ash remind the traveler that no vacation is guaranteed. As unexpected world events have occurred, Squaremouth over the past decade has tapped into rising concerns about planning for travel. Founder Chris Harvey worked in insurance systems in the United Kingdom before […]

Squaremouth, Makes Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2011 Fast 50 Awards

Published by June 28, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL June 28, 2011 – Squaremouth Inc., a leading comparison website for travel insurance, is excited to announce their position as one of Tampa Bay’s 50 fastest-growing companies. The Fast 50 Awards, presented by The Tampa Bay Business Journal, highlights the 50 fastest-growing companies who have continued to show outstanding growth. “We […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal, June 16th 2011 – Fast 50 Finalists Named

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The finalists for the upcoming Fast 50 Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal have been determined. Companies made the list based on revenue growth documented by CBIZ Kirkland Russ Murphy & Tapp, a public accounting firm based in Clearwater. The final ranking will be announced on Thursday, July 21. It will come from […]

Huffington Post, June 21st 2011 – Travel Tips to Keep You Covered

Published by June 22, 2011

You are not invincible. Approach travel with extreme caution. Even reluctant-to-leave travelers, once launched, develop super-women complexes. Not to get all metaphysical, but something about suspending who they are in normal time and space seems to translate into sublimely stupid decision making.  Whether it’s buying Louboutins because you’re in Paris, jewelry you’d never buy at […]

How To Make A Successful Travel Insurance Claim, Advises Squaremouth

Published by June 20, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL June 20, 2011 – Many travelers are unaware of the essential steps they must take when filing a travel insurance claim. Understanding those steps will eliminate a traveler’s frustration, as well as lower the possibility of a denied claim. Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance, has provided tips […]

A Little Known Benefit Could Be A Big Help, Advises Squaremouth

Published by June 9, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL June 9, 2011 – A little known benefit in most travel insurance policies could really make a difference, says Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. “If a traveler’s home is ruined by a tornado, their travel insurance policy may cover them to cancel their trip or come home […]

Wall Street Journal, May 19th 2011 – Coverage for When the Vacation Is Scrubbed

Published by May 18, 2011

High summer travel costs coupled with unrest around the world from natural disasters, civil revolts and terrorism worries have led more consumers to look closely at travel insurance. You better look very closely. Travel policies come in handy for unexpected illnesses and typical air-travel weather fiascoes, but they are usually filled with exclusions that often […]

4 Things That Are Not Covered By Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

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ST. PETE BEACH, FL MAY 18, 2011 – Among almost all travel insurance policies, there are elements that are rarely covered.  “Understanding what will and will not be paid by a claim will help travelers avoid unnecessary frustration,” says Sarah Byrne, Marketing Manager at Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and purchasing travel insurance. Underbooked or […]

MSNBC, May 3rd 2011 – Tips for insuring a safe and healthy trip abroad

Published by May 13, 2011

If you’re planning a trip to Europe or an exotic vacation this summer, you’ll be investing a lot of time and money. So what happens if something goes wrong? Consider how you would pay for care in the event of illness or injury overseas. See the full article from MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42879876/ns/travel-travel_tips/t/tips-insuring-safe-healthy-trip-abroad/

Beware of the Most Important Date in Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by May 9, 2011

St. Pete Beach, FL May 9, 2011 – It’s important for travelers to understand what constitutes the trip deposit date for travel insurance. “Once a traveler makes the first arrangement towards a trip, whether a payment is involved or not, that day becomes the deposit date,” says Sarah Byrne, Marketing Manager at Squaremouth.com, a site […]

LA Times, May 3rd 2011 – Osama bin Laden death: What travel insurance will and won’t do for you

Published by May 4, 2011

Want to cancel your vacation abroad because the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert after U.S. forces killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden?  Go ahead, but don’t expect to get your money back through travel insurance — unless you bought a very special policy. See the full article from LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-osama-bin-laden-dead-travel-insurance-20110503,0,2406323.story

Terrorism And Travel Insurance, What to Watch Out For, Warns Squaremouth

Published by May 3, 2011

ST. PETE BEACH, FL May 3, 2011 – The recent death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is causing travelers to question the benefits of their travel insurance policy. It’s important for travelers to understand whether their travel insurance adequately protects them in the event of terrorism, warns Squaremouth.com, a site for comparing and […]

Is Your Pet Covered By Travel Insurance, Asks Squaremouth

Published by April 18, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL April 18th 2011 – A survey done by the U.S. Department of Transportation shows over 18 percent of U.S. adult leisure travelers usually take their pets with them when they travel. Unfortunately, most travel insurance providers will not offer pet coverage to those travelers. If travelers want coverage for their pets, […]

When Not to Buy Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by April 8, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL April 8th 2011 – Travel insurance is not always the best choice when it comes to coverage for a single benefit. If a traveler wants to purchase protection for a rental car or luggage, they could save money by first checking with their credit card company to see if coverage is […]

Air Miles, Timeshares and Travel Insurance

Published by March 27, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL March 27, 2011 – Before planning a family vacation, it is important to know what is not covered by travel insurance. Since travel insurance only lets travelers recoup nonrefundable cash losses, travelers should not include intangibles like air miles or the value of timeshares.“Adding those values to an insurance policy will […]

What to Look Out for When Buying Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by March 21, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL March 21, 2011 – Buying travel insurance may seem like a hassle, but with some guidance, it can be smooth sailing. Many travelers find themselves lost in the abyss of choices, not understanding the differences from one insurance policy to the next. These simple steps will give travelers the knowledge to […]

A Travelers Guide to Buying Travel Insurance From Squaremouth

Published by March 4, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL March 4, 2011 – Travel insurance may seem intimidating, but with some guidance, it can be quite easy. The helpful tips provided will assist travelers when comparing travel insurance policies. “It’s important for travelers to be aware of the possible challenges that may arise when shopping for travel insurance,” says Chris […]

Squaremouth Names Top Travel Insurance Providers for 2010

Published by February 23, 2011

ST PETE BEACH, FL  February 24, 2011 –  Squaremouth names Travelex and Travel Insured International as top travel insurance providers for 2010, based on number of policies sold and premium volume sold. Travelex ranked first in number of policies sold, while Travel Insured ranked first in premium volume sold. “These two providers are sharing the […]

Top Three Reasons Why a Traveler Shouldn’t Buy Travel Insurance Through Their Cruise Line, Warns Squaremouth

Published by February 14, 2011

St Pete Beach, FL February 14th, 2011 –  Knowing where to buy travel insurance for a cruise could eliminate one mistake many travelers make. Squaremouth.com, America’s fastest growing comparison website for travel insurance, recommends comparing multiple policies before a purchase. “Purchasing the wrong travel insurance policy could result in a higher premium with lower benefits,” […]

During the Current Crisis in Egypt, What’s Not Covered under Travel Insurance?

Published by January 31, 2011

St Pete Beach, FL February 1st, 2011 – The recent events in Egypt are causing many travelers to ask if their travel insurance policy will cover cancellation of their trip. Squaremouth.com, America’s fastest growing comparison website for travel insurance, advises travelers to contact their insurance carrier to thoroughly understand what coverage is available. “It’s important […]

When Not to Buy Annual Travel Insurance, Warns Squaremouth

Published by January 25, 2011

St Pete Beach, FL January 25th, 2011 – Understanding the difference between annual travel insurance and single trip travel insurance will save a traveler hundreds of dollars. Squaremouth.com, America’s fastest growing comparison website for travel insurance, says it’s important to not be confused by the two, as the differences can make a significant impact. “Many […]